Earlier in the day, Manish Shah pulled back on the Hindi release of Allu Arjun starrer Ala Vaikunthapuramulu. In a candid conversation with Pinkvilla, the producer said that the call was taken after several rounds of talks with the makers of Shehzada, the official Hindi remake of the family comedy.
“I have known the makers of Shehzada for years and they were not keen on a Hindi release in theatres. He felt that somewhere this move could affect the release of the prince. Since I have a very good relationship with him, I decided not to release it. Not everything can be counted in money. Relationship matters the most,” explains Manish Shah of Goldmine Telefilms. The industry refers to him as a pioneer of dubbed films, as it is he who introduced the audience to the concept of South Indian films dubbed in Hindi in the Hindi belt.
While he was excited like no one else to bring the Trivikram directorial to cinema halls, he promised that the film will reach all Allu Arjun fans in Hindi. “It will now have a satellite premiere. We can’t disappoint the fans of Allu Arjun. Have showered him with so much love. Pushpa is on the verge of crossing the Rs 100 crore mark at the box office, so when she has given so much love, we Can’t let them down. Fans can enjoy the movie exclusively on my channel Dhinchak TV,” he promises with a smile. The filmmaker also confirms that he is currently reserving the film for a special television viewing. and does not wish to broadcast the same on any digital medium.
Manish Shah recently released Pushpa in Hindi and it turned out to be a hit at the box-office. It was Allu Arjun’s debut in the world of Hindi circuit on the big screen and all eyes are now on Pushpa 2. Stay tuned to Pinkvilla as we have a long chat with Manish Shah on Pushpa 2, the exact plans of Ala Vaikunthapuramulu in Hindi, and his vision for the future of dubbed films. Meanwhile, Shahzada is directed by Rohit Dhawan and stars Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon in lead roles.
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